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  • Phi Kappa Psi to 'pursue all available legal action' against Rolling Stone

    04/06/2015 10:10:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 6 Apr 15 | Brian Stelter
    The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia said Monday that it is moving forward with a possible lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in the wake of the now-retracted "Rape on Campus" article. "After 130 days of living under a cloud of suspicion as a result of reckless reporting by Rolling Stone magazine, today the Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi announced plans to pursue all available legal action against the magazine," the fraternity said in a statement. A spokesman for the fraternity said there has not yet been a formal decision about when a lawsuit will...
  • GOP’s bizarro foreign policy: Alienate America’s closest allies on “day one”

    04/06/2015 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Salon ^ | April 6, 2015 | Simon Maloy, political writer
    When Republicans criticize Barack Obama’s foreign policy, their critiques usually break down into two broad themes: America’s enemies no longer fear us, and America’s allies no longer trust us. The part about our enemies fearing us is usually a reference to Russia – conservatives believe quite earnestly that Russia’s military expansionism over the last few years is a consequence of Vladimir Putin sizing up the president and determining that he’s a weakling. No less an authority than Peggy Noonan made this very argument just last Friday, lamenting “a Russian president who took the American’s measure and made a move, upsetting...
  • Can Ted Cruz Play Well With Others?

    03/30/2015 3:12:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | John Dickerson
    Ted Cruz defended his lack of executive experience this weekend saying that he is not a “community organizer.” The Texas senator explained that unlike Barack Obama, who also ran for president after one term in the Senate, he had accomplished more before becoming a legislator. Cruz pointed to his period as solicitor general of Texas—an answer that was itself a display of the debating talents his supporters say qualify him to be president. Cruz wasn’t answering the question as much as redefining the criteria. A lack of executive experience cannot be overcome by simply not having the attributes of the...
  • California Attorney General may be forced to give bill allowing execution of gays a shot on the...

    03/21/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/20/1959 | Nicole Hensley
    California State Attorney Kamala Harris may be forced to let petitioners decide if gay people should be executed for having sexual relations. Because Matt McLaughlin, a licensed attorney in Huntington Beach, did everything right by state standards in proposing the “Sodomite Suppression Act,” Harris will likely follow state law and allow a ballot measure to be circulated. The policy would make the “monstrous evil” that is homosexuality a crime punishable by death with “bullets to the head” or whatever form of execution is most “convenient.” If the state fails to do its part in the mass killing of gay and...
  • The Scalise Mess and the GOP Insider Culture - The Republican establishment drops the bal

    01/06/2015 2:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 6, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "....................All this tells a considerable amount about what passes for the unremarkable inside the Washington establishment. For Feehery spends his time continually attacking conservatives. There was this open letter attack on Rush Limbaugh in Politico in which he snarked:Congratulations! You have been selected by the Obama administration, the mainstream media and 20 million of your most passionate followers to be the new head of the Republican Party.As such, you are given all the rights and responsibilities that come with being a true political leader.Your mission is simple: Restore the Republican Party to its former greatness by single-handedly helping Republicans to...
  • Noam Chomsky: 'Ronald Reagan was an extreme racist - though he denied it'

    12/12/2014 3:52:49 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Noam Chomsky, author and political theorist, called the United States a “very racist society” and then slammed one of its most beloved presidents, Ronald Reagan, as a prime example of a very racist man during an interview on GRITtv about Ferguson-related issues and race relations. “This is a very racist society,” he said, Raw Story reported. “It’s pretty shocking. What’s happened to African-Americans in the last 30 years is similar to … happen[ed] in the late 19th century,” as described by Douglas Blackmon in “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War...
  • INVESTIGATION: LENA DUNHAM ‘RAPED BY A REPUBLICAN’ STORY IN BESTSELLER COLLAPSES UNDER SCRUTINY

    12/04/2014 6:00:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | December 4, 2014 | John Nolte
    In her just-released memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham describes her alma mater, Oberlin College, as "a liberal arts haven in the cornfields of Ohio." After a month-long investigation that included more than a dozen interviews, a trip to the Oberlin campus, and hours spent poring through the Oberlin College archives, her description of the campus remains the only detail Breitbart News was able to verify in Dunham's story of being raped by a campus Republican named Barry.
  • An Open Letter To Dr. Eric Pianka

    04/05/2006 11:04:41 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 23 replies · 900+ views
    4-5-2006 | Randal Sprinkle
    Dear Dr. Eric R. Pianka I am writing to you in regards to the speech you made at the 109th meeting of the Texas Academy of Science at Lamar University in Beaumont on 3-5 March 2006 in which you advocated the reduction of the earths population by 90%. The idea of reducing the earths population by 90% has stimulated my mind and I wish to add the following thoughts on the issue: You said your favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world's population is airborne Ebola ( Ebola Reston ), because it is both highly lethal and it...
  • Abbott Camp Fury After Wendy Davis Crosses the Line, Again

    10/10/2014 5:59:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    PJTatler ^ | October 10, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    A new Wendy Davis campaign ad “exploits” the accident that left Texas Attorney General and Republican governor nominee Greg Abbott paralyzed for life, according to the Abbott campaign. The ad, called “Justice,” seeks to paint Greg Abbott as a hypocrite. Instead, it paints the Davis campaign as unethical and extremely desperate. It’s surely one of the most negative political ads in Texas history, which is saying something. The Abbott camp hit back very hard this afternoon. In a press statement, spokeswoman Amelia Chasse struggled for words to make sure that her statement is strong enough to convey the campaign’s outrage....
  • Anchorage police: No charges in Palin birthday brawl

    10/09/2014 5:35:47 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 69 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Laurel Andrews|
    Prosecutors won't proceed with charges in a brawl that involved several members of the Palin family, Anchorage police said Thursday. The news comes as Anchorage police released reports Thursday morning outlining witness statements in the fight. Police were called to South Anchorage regarding a brawl involving about 20 people that had broken out at Korey Klingenmeyer's house on the evening of Sept. 6. The event was a birthday party for brothers Marc and Matthew McKenna and Klingenmeyer’s son. Five police officers wrote up police reports on the scene. More than 15 witnesses were interviewed, and the statements offer conflicting information...
  • vindicated tom delay considers lawsuit, return to d.c.

    10/03/2014 10:38:57 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 10/02/2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    VINDICATED TOM DELAY CONSIDERS LAWSUIT, RETURN TO D.C. After court win charges 'Marxist' Democrats tried to destroy him By Jerome R. Corsi On 10/02/2014 In Front Page,Politics,U.S. Tom DeLay NEW YORK – After learning the overturning of his felony conviction had been upheld by an appeals court, former Majority Leader Tom DeLay told WND he is considering bringing charges against the Travis County District Attorney’s Office for prosecutorial misconduct and he might run again for political office. DeLay said the Democratic Party’s attempt to destroy him over the past 11 years because of his conservative political views is a direct...
  • Exclusive Norman Lear Memoir Excerpt: Throwdowns With Carroll O'Connor, Race Battles on 'Good

    10/02/2014 8:25:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 36 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/2/2014 | Norman Lear
    [Norman Lear wryly titled his memoir Even This I Get to Experience (out Oct. 14, Penguin) as a wink to his belief that even the bad times in his life were worthwhile because they made the living interesting. And over the course of 92 years, Lear has led as interesting a life as anyone in Hollywood. Born in 1922 in Connecticut, Lear lived with relatives for a time while his father spent three years in jail from 1931 to 1934 for a dodgy get-rich-quick scheme...] [All in the Family: Season 2 Carroll O'Connor's insecurities and fears drove him to great...
  • Liberals: Tea Party Planned White House Break-In, Seek to Assassinate the President

    09/30/2014 10:13:42 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/30/14 | Aurelius
    With the recent break-in at the White House, in which a man scaled the mansion's fence and made it inside, people across the nation are discussing its implications. Do we need a second fence? How could security be so lax? Is the President and his family safe? On the Left, however, the questions are different. Namely, they are: How can we blame Republicans for this? Are tea partiers behind this? And, of course, is the racist right-wing pushing for the President's assassination? A number of liberals on twitter and liberal websites such as Daily Kos and Democratic Underground shout a...
  • Pelosi Ties GOP to Ray Rice ("War On Women")

    09/16/2014 6:36:01 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9-15-2014
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tied the Republican Party to Ray Rice on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Ronan Farrow Daily.” When asked about Rice and the Democratic Party’s domestic policy agenda, she stated “the issue is about respect or disrespect for women. Whether it’s respect for their ability to make their own choices in terms of their reproductive health, whether it’s equal pay for equal work honoring the value of work that people bring to the table, whether it’s meeting the needs of women in terms of affordable quality childcare, which are for families and not just women.” ...... Pelosi...
  • Berlusconi acquitted in Ruby sex case trial

    07/19/2014 12:20:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Giuseppe Aresu with Dario Thuburn - afp
    Milan (AFP) - An Italian appeals court on Friday cleared Silvio Berlusconi of having sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power in a surprise ruling that will strengthen the former prime minister on the political scene. "The defendant is acquitted," presiding judge Enrico Tranfa said, requesting silence after gasps from the courtroom. The effectively scraps Berlusconi's seven-year sentence and lifelong ban from holding public office. The judge said there was "no crime" on the abuse of power charge and that Berlusconi's actions "did not constitute a crime" on the prostitution one, promising to publish a detailed explanation within...
  • Online rants, anti-government radicals fuel fear of U.S. cop killings

    07/15/2014 2:20:06 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 11 replies
    The celebrating began before the coroner could collect the bodies of Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, the Las Vegas patrol officers ambushed and executed while eating at a pizzeria last month. “The good news is, there are two less police in the world,” read an entry on the Facebook page for CopBlock.org. The post was visible for less than a day, but it attracted at least 6,300 likes and comments by the time the page’s administrators removed it. Jerad Miller — who along with his wife, Amanda, gunned down the Vegas police officers before dying during a shootout with police...
  • Heinous Bias: Media Ignores Two Court Rulings Rejecting 'New' Walker 'Scandal'

    06/20/2014 1:34:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Welcome to a genuine phony scandal. You may have caught a glimpse of the lurid headlines this morning, which were splashed across thefront pages of many of America'sleading newspapers -- and, indeed, on our own website: "Prosecutors Say Scott Walker at the Center of Criminal Scheme." The resulting impression is that the Wisconsin governor is embroiled in a serious new scandal, in which charges may be imminent. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the media's breathless coverage of a recent document release has largely promulgated the opposite of the truth. On that score, Gabriel Malor, an attorney...
  • Scott Walker: Accusation a Result of Big Government Interests

    06/20/2014 11:52:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/20/2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker criticized the accusation he illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups during an appearance on Fox News. "We tried to take the government away from the big government special interest and put it firmly in the hands of the hard working taxpayers, both at the state level and the local governments," Walker, a Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate, told "Fox & Friends" on Friday.
  • The Latest Scott Walker Smear, Debunked

    06/20/2014 3:23:45 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6-19-14 | John Hinderaker
    Democrats are giddy over the unsealing of “secret” documents that charge Scott Walker’s recall campaign with illegal coordination with outside conservative groups. To name just a few: USA Today: “Prosecutors: Wis. Gov. Scott Walker in criminal scheme.” Associated Press: “Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme.” Washington Post: “How the State of Wisconsin alleges Scott Walker aides violated the law, in 1 chart.” If you didn’t know better, you might think this is a big story, highly damaging to one of America’s most successful governors. In fact, the current frenzy merely demonstrates the laziness and bias of reporters who don’t...
  • Lib Lawyer Papantonio: GOP Rhetoric Was 'Place of Origin' for Murder of Las Vegas Cops

    06/13/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jack Coleman
    He brands himself, ever so immodestly, as "America's Lawyer" -- though conservative Americans would be well advised to seek legal counsel elsewhere. More accurately, he is "Liberal Americans' Unhinged Barrister." Papantonio, who co-hosts the "Ring of Fire" radio show with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Sam Seder, gave a textbook example of why he such rebranding is necessary when he was more over the top than usual while a guest on "The Ed Show" earlier this week.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) As if reading from a script they'd shared before the show, guest host Michael Eric Dyson and Papantonio were in vigorous, head-nodding agreement...
  • NYT Goes After Bergdahl's 'Raggedy' Unit Again, This Time in a Sunday Page A1 Report

    06/09/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 31 replies
    On Thursday, the editorial board at the New York Times, reacting to the growing firestorm over the release of five hardened terrorists from Gitmo in return for the Army's Bowe Bergdahl, went after Bergdahl's "army unit’s lack of security and discipline." It then incredibly claimed that a classified army report described in a separate Times dispatch that day suggested that those alleged conditions were "as much to blame for the disappearance" of Bergdahl as ... well, the sloppy editorial didn't specifically say. On Sunday, two Times reporters continued the offensive against Bowe Bergdahl's platoon and its members, apparently wanting readers...
  • Claire McCaskill: Bowe Bergdahl 'rush to judgment' is 'un-American'

    06/04/2014 6:21:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Burgess Everett
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Wednesday evening lashed out at “un-American” rush to judgment over the military record of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, following an all-senators briefing on the prisoner swap that led to the soldier’s release. One of the last senators to leave the two-hour meeting with administration officials, McCaskill said she hopes that eventually all the facts surrounding Bergdahl’s service are declassified “in fairness to the soldier and his family.” “What’s unfortunate is that many people have spoken out about this episode without having all the facts,” McCaskill said in an interview. “I’m not going to make a judgment....
  • Addicted to Koch? New documentary traces influence of Koch brothers' money in GOP

    06/04/2014 10:51:59 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Power Players ^ | June 4th, 2014 | By Rick Klein, Olivier Knox, Richard Coolidge, Jordyn Phelps and Alexandra Dukakis
    A new documentary makes the controversial case that a political cocktail of big corporate money and racially charged sentiments has helped fuel the rise of the tea party. And squarely behind that movement, the film argues, are the Koch brothers. Co-Directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin sat down with “Top Line” to discuss their film, “Citizen Koch,” and why they say the GOP’s deep-pocketed donors, the Koch brothers, are such figures in American politics today. “Money – $100 billion now,” Deal said in explaining the Kochs’ influence. “When we started out making this film, their net worth was about $68...
  • Democrat Who Wanted to Hand Out KKK Hoods to GOP GetsAbsolutely Schooled By Black Conservative Woman

    05/10/2014 12:46:25 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 51 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | 5/10/14 | By Emily Hulsey
    Democrat Who Wanted to Hand Out KKK Hoods to GOP Gets Absolutely Schooled By Black Conservative Woman By Emily Hulsey Days after announcing his plan to hand out KKK hoods at Wisconsin’s GOP convention, State Representative and Democrat candidate for Governor Brett Hulsey (no relation to author) took to the streets once again. Dressed in a (homemade and inaccurate) Confederate uniform, he flagged down conservative attendees to speak about what he says is the GOP’s racist agenda. However, I don’t think he intended for it to go like this…
  • Impeachment manager: Clinton treated Monica like ‘deranged stalker’

    05/06/2014 11:53:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    WND ^ | May 6, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    Former Republican Rep. James Rogan, who served as one of the House managers of the impeachment case against Bill Clinton, says the White House launched a full-fledged attack on onetime intern Monica Lewinsky when word came out about the president’s sexual escapades with her. “History shows that Ms. Lewinsky was treated horribly by the White House: When her relationship with the president first blared across the headlines, the White House began a full-court press strategy to destroy her: White House operatives portrayed her as a deranged stalker to any reporter willing to listen,” said the former California congressman. […] Rogan...
  • Staten Island congressman denies 17-minute sex romp in Brooklyn wine bar

    04/30/2014 3:52:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 16, 2013 | Joey Scarborough, Dan Friedman, & Corinne Lestch
    Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm denied reports Tuesday that he had a kinky 17-minute sex romp with a woman in the unisex bathroom of a Brooklyn wine bar. The Republican congressman, who is single, said he didn’t score at The Owl’s Head in Bay Ridge on the Friday preceding the government shutdown two weeks ago. “I will not dignify this absurd distortion of the facts with a response,” the pol said, calling the accusations a “Democrat-led smear campaign.” A source said Grimm went to the bathroom only to check on the woman, who was upset. “It wasn’t 17 minutes,” the...
  • Southern white loyalty to GOP nearing that of Blacks to Democrats

    04/25/2014 7:10:02 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 30 replies
    new york times ^ | 4/23/14 | Nate Cohn
    President Obama’s landslide victory in 2008 was supposed to herald the beginning of a new Democratic era. And yet, six years later, there is not even a clear Democratic majority in the country, let alone one poised for 30 years of dominance. It’s not because Mr. Obama’s so-called new coalition of young and nonwhite voters failed to live up to its potential. They again turned out in record numbers in 2012. The Democratic majority has failed to materialize because the Republicans made large, countervailing and unappreciated gains of their own among white Southerners. From the high plains of West Texas...
  • Unedited Tape of Bundy Emerges, Sheds Light on 'Racist' Remarks

    04/25/2014 9:04:14 AM PDT · by celmak · 89 replies
    Truth revolt ^ | 04/25/2014 | TR
    A new, unedited version of comments by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has emerged, and it sheds some light on the context of his remarks, universally condemned on Thursday as horrifically racist.
  • Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

    04/19/2014 8:14:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Frank James
    Few mixtures in American life are more emotionally combustible than the one formed by the combination of politics and race. That helps explain why Democrats, in general, and President Obama, in particular, have tended to steer clear of overtly raising race as an issue to explain some of the opposition to Obama's presidency and agenda. There seems to be a shift in recent days, however. Top Democratic party officials have either directly or indirectly blamed race for some of the hostility to Obama, his policies, or both. Is this partly about activating minority voters during a midterm election year in...
  • Names of six jurors who acquitted George Zimmerman made public

    04/04/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 3, 2014 | Jeff Weiner and Rene Stutzman
    The names of the six-member jury panel that acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have been made public for the first time, after a new court order, records show. Circuit Judge Debra Nelson, who had previously ordered the jurors' identifying information be kept confidential, granted access to the names in a ruling March 21.
  • Ku Klux Klan On New Recruitment Drive With Leaflet Drop In Towns Across America

    03/31/2014 3:14:07 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 31, 2014 | Joanna Walters (New York)
    Residents wake up to find fliers declaring “The KKK wants you” as hatred of Obama and immigration fuels rise in white supremacy...
  • Facebook meme claims Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have anti-science views on dinosaurs, earth's age

    03/26/2014 12:22:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    PolitiFact.com ^ | March 25, 2014
    A new Facebook meme paints two leading Republicans as anti-science because of their alleged views of the age of the Earth. The Facebook group Being Liberal posted a picture March 10, 2014, featuring side-by-side images of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looking somewhat sheepish. Bolded text under the images describes the senators’ views on the age of the Earth and the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to the meme, Rubio "believes Earth (is) 9,000 years old," and "humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction." Paul, the image proclaims, says the Earth is 10,000 years old and believes "God...
  • Eleven Hate-Crime Hoaxes: Bogus baiting, retracted rape, and homophobic hokum.

    03/25/2014 10:21:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/25/2014 | Alec Torres
    While returning to a dorm room last month, a black student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan was greeted by racist graffiti on a dry erase board on the door complete with a hanged stick figure labeled “black.” But on Friday, the Grand Valley Police Department reported that the owner of the board was the very person responsible for the racist remarks. This incident at Grand Valley State is just the latest of many instances over the past few years in which people claim to be the victims of hate crimes they inflicted on themselves or completely fabricated. Perhaps...
  • Anita Hill Explains How Joe Biden Screwed Up Clarence Thomas' Confirmation

    03/21/2014 7:34:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/21/2014 | CAITLIN MACNEAL, TPM
    Anita Hill, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, on Thursday said that as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vice President Joe Biden did a "terrible job" overseeing Thomas' confirmation hearings in 1991. Hill said on HuffPost Live that Biden failed to call witnesses and experts to testify who could have shed light on the sexual harassment claims made about Thomas.
  • AP, Dallas News, WashPo, etc., Lie About Ted Cruz’ Abortion Statement

    03/13/2014 1:28:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 13, 2014 | 14:13 | Katie Yoder
    You’d think conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are outspoken enough without liberal media sources having to lie about their words. But you’d be underestimating the unscrupulous partisanship of political “journalists." Case in point: the dishonest reporting of the comments from both GOP senators at the Susan B. Anthony Campaign for Life Summit in Washington, D.C. on March 12. An AP report appearing on The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report and several other organizations cherry-picked and twisted statements from Sen. Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Lee (R-UT) from the pro-life event.  Here’s what Sen. Cruz actually said: (More after video.)...
  • GOP candidate: Some groups contemplate infanticide

    03/12/2014 6:08:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 12, 2014 2:43 PM EDT
    A Republican Senate candidate in North Carolina is defending his remarks that some abortion rights groups contemplate infanticide. Greg Brannon, who is challenging Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, told a group in November that killing babies who survived abortions could happen in America, according to a report Wednesday in Mother Jones magazine. …
  • Anti-abortion voters look for one of their own

    03/12/2014 6:25:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 12, 2014 6:39 PM EDT | Philip Elliott
    Calling their opponents Satan worshipers and savages, anti-abortion lawmakers on Wednesday insisted that Republican contenders keep an intense focus on social issues in the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race. Like many abortion opponents, the Susan B. Anthony List is in search of a White House contender who won’t shy from social issues after back-to-back presidential nominees in 2008 and 2012 who focused their campaigns on the economy and came up short. Several potential 2016 candidates were making their pitches in blunt terms, urging the group members to stick to their principles and fight those who would stand...
  • Unbelievable.

    It’s a compelling story, isn’t it? A 7 year old’s birthday party invitation returned to the senders (two gay dads) with that note on it? The radio station posted that note on their Facebook page mid week this past week, and of course, readers went completely crazy over it, expressing their due outrage and offering their sympathy and support to the fathers. It spread like wildfire. The problem with the story, though, is that Steve Harper and Deanna (last name unknown) made up the entire thing, right down to the actual invitation, which they apparently hand-crafted. And they wrote this...
  • What If a Republican Congressman Got Outed and Nobody Cared?

    01/07/2014 9:22:48 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/06/14 | David Weigel
    <p>On Friday a producer and former CBS reporter named Itay Hod put up a Facebook post intended to out Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock. The tabloid media, for years, has played a game with the young Republican—wink-wink stories about his photoshoot for a men's health magazine, the sexy celebrities he follows on Twitter, stuff like that.</p>
  • Lesbian waitress in ‘anti-gay’ receipt flap fired

    12/09/2013 1:47:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2013 | 4:22pm | Kate Briquelet
    A New Jersey waitress who raked in thousands in donations after claiming a couple didn’t tip her because she’s gay was fired from her job on Saturday. Dayna Morales, 22, was finally canned from Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater—nearly a month after she made national headlines over what’s likely a hoax. … Acquaintances say Morales—who was dishonorably discharged from the military—has a history of fibbing and at one point pretended she had terminal cancer. …
  • Richard Cohen Insists That the Tea Party Hates Race-Mixing

    11/13/2013 7:49:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | November 13, 2013 | David Weigel
    I've tried my level damndest to ignore the latest Richard Cohen column controversy, because life is short and Cohen will stumble into another racial contretemps within six weeks or so. And I don't like the idea of a columnist being Mau-Mau'd out of a job because he's a casual bigot. The smarmy-sounding Fred Hiatt defense—that Cohen "isn’t afraid to take on subjects where culture and politics and emotion overlap"—isn't entirely wrong. Past-their-prime white guys have opinions, too. No, the problem with Cohen's column was that he made an assertion about an entire class of people being racist, and did no...
  • Environmental Campaign Suggests Naming Vicious Storms After Climate-Change Deniers

    08/26/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT · by CW_Conservative · 38 replies
    Adweek ^ | August 26, 2013 | Tim Nudd
    'Marco Rubio threatens everything in his path'
  • Liberals accuse GOP congressional candidate of masturbating at work (Log Cabin Repuke)

    08/24/2013 7:52:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/24/2013 | Alex Pappas
    Just because Bob Filner — accused by numerous women of sexual harassment — resigned as mayor of San Diego on Friday doesn’t mean the city doesn’t have another potential sticky wicket on its hands.A California news outlet is reporting that Carl DeMaio, a Republican who once ran against Filner for mayor but is now running for Congress, is now being accused by his former colleagues on the city council of, well, masturbating while on the job.Two Democratic members of the San Diego City Council were quoted on the record at VoiceofOc.org making the allegation that DeMaio often polished his family jewels...
  • Jennifer Rubin: Don’t be a jerk, Sen. Cruz

    04/30/2013 1:59:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 44 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4-29-2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>It is a shopworn technique of hard-line conservatives to declare themselves men and women of principle in contrast to those other Republicans — the ones, you know, who pass legislation and try to represent their constituents. It is both self-serving (presuming principles are of no matter to opponents) and lazy in that it is always easy to say no, ridicule compromise and remain pristine rather than trying to improve legislation or introduce an alternative.</p>
  • Terrorism Expert to Newsmax: Boston Blast a McVeigh-Like Attack

    04/15/2013 7:26:59 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 79 replies
    Newsmax (!) ^ | 4-15-2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    A renowned expert on world terrorism says the deadly blasts that rocked Boston have all the earmarks of a domestic attack — not unlike Timothy McVeigh’s 1995 truck-bomb explosion in Oklahoma City. “It’s interesting the timing of this event,’’ Dr. Harvey Kushner told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show. “It’s Patriot’s Day, Tax Day. It’s a holiday in Boston and we’re coming up on what was the Oklahoma City bombing April 19th, and also the Battle of Lexington, which started the American Revolution. “A lot of domestic terrorist organizations used to key in on that date, April 19. And Boston...
  • Left Wing Could be Behind Boston Terror

    04/15/2013 5:52:14 PM PDT · by publius321 · 18 replies
    CNN apparently has "expert" guests issuing red herrings about the "possibility that the perpetrator of the latest atrocity "could be a right wing extremist". Of course, all decent and informed people expect these underhanded organizations and their despicable members to exploit this tragedy, just like every other tragedy - for the advancement of their leftist political gain. (video analyzing probability of this terror being perpetrated by leftists and/or their Muslim partners with whom 100% of the Democrat's sympathies lie.)
  • During polygraphs, border agency applicants admit to rape, kidnapping

    04/09/2013 4:52:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    One admitted to kidnapping and ransoming hostages in the Ivory Coast. Others said they had molested children or committed rape. And one, as he prepared for survival in a post-apocalyptic world, contemplated assassinating President Barack Obama. These are among the thousands of applicants who have sought sensitive law enforcement jobs in recent years with the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection. In many cases, these people made it all the way through the hiring process until one of the last steps – a polygraph exam. Once sitting with a polygraph examiner, they admitted to a...
  • Carroll's promising political career on pause [Media and Obama's Feds Attack Black Republican Woman]

    03/14/2013 7:21:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/13/13 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Former Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, whose life story is described by the governor's office as "the American Dream come true," has seen a political career with tremendous potential suddenly hit the pause button.
  • Daryl Hannah: I've Lost Roles Due to My Liberal Activism

    03/08/2013 5:11:25 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 93 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | March 28 2013 | breitbart.com
    Actress Daryl Hannah says she suffers for her hard-left activism. The Splash star, talking up her appearance in the new assault on climate change skeptics dubbed Greedy Lying Bastards, says being outspoken in Hollywood comes with a price. CM: Do you think that your acting career has suffered in any way — or that you’ve lost any roles — because of your outspoken activism? DH: I know that’s been the case in some instances, for sure. But that’s OK. The truth is, I’m a human being above all. I love life. And I’d love to see life go on on...
  • Florida Killer Favors Trial Over Self-Defense Hearing (No bias here)

    03/05/2013 5:41:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 5, 2013 | Lizette Alvarez
    MIAMI — George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is all but certain to take his case directly to a jury on June 10 and skip a highly anticipated pretrial self-defense hearing, his lawyer said Tuesday. At a “Stand Your Ground” hearing, the judge is tasked with weighing whether to grant immunity from prosecution under a Florida law that gives people who believe they are in imminent danger of being killed or seriously hurt the benefit of the doubt to protect themselves. A defendant who claims self-defense in Florida has a right to...